Power Rankings

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Horsepower Rankings

by Matt Taliaferro 1. Jimmie Johnson  Attention race fans: Do not count Jimmie Johnson out of the Chase until he is mathematically eliminated (which probably will not happen). Thank you. That is all. 2. Carl Edwards  The preseason favorite to unseat Johnson had a quiet regula...

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NASCAR Horsepower Rankings

by Matt Taliaferro 1. Tony Stewart  Difficult to place him anywhere else. Smoke has two consecutive wins and an average finish of fourth over the last four weeks. Lean & mean after shedding the dead weight. 2. Jeff Gordon  Probably had the best car in New Hampshire, but t...

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NASCAR Horsepower Rankings

by Matt Taliaferro 1. Jimmie Johnson  Looked like the typical Chase race for Johnson ... until he was bit by the fuel bug. Still, how many teams do you know can run out of fuel on the final lap and still finish 10th? 2. Kevin Harvick  True to form, “The Closer” was running do...

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Horsepower Rankings

by Matt Taliaferro 1. Jeff Gordon  The four-time champ has averaged a 3.25-place finish over the last month. Gordon is looking like the “Wonderboy” of old at just the right time. 2. Jimmie Johnson  It looks as if his biggest threat in the Chase may come from within — as in wi...

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NASCAR Horsepower Rankings

by Matt Taliaferro 1. Jimmie Johnson  Two runner-up finishes in the last three races but no wins since Talladega in April. It’s almost Chase time, though, and Johnson finds himself leading the pack (albeit in a controlled four-wheel drift) as September begins. Surprise, surprise. ...

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NASCAR Horsepower Rankings

by Matt Taliaferro 1. Kyle Busch  “The Surgeon” begins to pull away … kind of like he’s going 128 mph and the rest of the field is doing the 45 mph speed limit. 2. Jimmie Johnson  To those harping about how Johnson is ripe for the taking, take notice that he has only six fini...

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NASCAR Horsepower Rankings

by Matt Taliaferro 1. Kyle Busch  Leads the series in top 5s (12) and is tied for the lead in wins (3) and top 10s (14). He also leads all drivers in best looking wife/girlfriend (and there’s some stiff competition there). 2. Jimmie Johnson  Kurt Busch never got close enough ...

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Horsepower Rankings

by Matt Taliaferro 1. Kyle Busch  For the second race in a row, Busch overcame issues that hindered his early-race gains to post a top-10 finish. The runner-up at Pocono finds him just 11 points out of the points lead. 2. Jimmie Johnson  Entertained us all by engaging in a “I...

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NASCAR Horsepower Rankings

by Matt Taliaferro 1. Carl Edwards  Edwards has been first or second in the point standings after 17 of the 19 races this year. It may be tight at the top, but as others come and go, Carl remains. 2. Kyle Busch  Kyle claims the flat tire that ended his day in Loudon was due t...

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